Facelift Revision Seattle & Tacoma
Facelift surgery is the most popular plastic surgery for people over 50. Facelifts usually go well, especially since the SMAS technique became standard. However, botched facelifts do still occur, particularly when a patient goes to an unqualified surgeon or out of the country. When this happens, it can be absolutely devastating and patients can feel embarrassed and hopeless. Luckily, there is usually hope for fixing botched facelifts. The plastic surgeons at Seattle Plastic Surgery offer the best facelift revision Seattle and Tacoma provide.
Overview: The Goals Of Facelift Surgery
Each facelift surgery may have goals specific to the patient and their anatomy. However, the basic goals remain the same. First, a facelift removes excess skin along the lower face and potentially the neck. This extra skin can build up due to volume loss and less skin laxity. Removing the skin thus allows the surgeon to tighten the skin and provide a more youthful facial profile.
Other goals of a facelift may include repositioning descended fat structures, usually in the cheeks or midface. A lower facelift may also tighten the underlying facial muscles which also do become looser with age. This also promotes longer lasting results than when compared to a skin-only facelift.
A standard facelift can achieve these goals for most people. However, on the rare occasions that a facelift goes wrong, the above goals are either not achieved or not optimal. Thankfully, there is hope for most botched facelifts when a skilled facial plastic surgeon performs a revision facelift surgery.